About Ci3T

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Ci3T models of prevention assist schools in creating a comprehensive systems-oriented approach to (a) integrate efforts to support the academic, behavioral, and social competencies of all students; (b) promote collaboration and teaming between all school and community stakeholders; and (c) support educators’ efficacy and well-being through data-informed professional learning, clear expectations for staff and students, and supportive, positive environments.

Comprehensive, Integrated, Three-Tiered Model of Prevention

“Ci3T models are data-informed, graduated systems of support constructed to address academic, behavioral, and social domains, with an overarching goal of supporting all learners in inclusive environments by maximizing available expertise through professional collaborations among school personnel (Lane, Kalberg, & Menzies, 2009). This model recognizes students’ multifaceted needs and offers a structure for school-site leadership teams to consider students’ multiple needs simultaneously in an integrated fashion. In this model, data from multiple sources such as academic screening tools (e.g., AIMSweb; Pearson Education, 2008), behavior screening tools (e.g., the Student Risk Screening Scale [Drummond, 1994]), office discipline referrals, and attendance (absenteeism and tardiness) are monitored. These data are analyzed in conjunction with treatment integrity data of primary prevention efforts to accurately (a) assess responsiveness to the primary plan and (b) inform the introduction of additional supports for students needing more intensive assistance in an efficient, effective manner. This model also builds in regularly scheduled planning time for school-site leadership, grade-level, and department-level teams to review data in order to assess implementation, consider stakeholders’ views of the program, and examine students’ academic, behavioral, and social performance” (Lane, Oakes, & Menzies, 2014, p. 123).

Introductory Overview of Ci3T Model of Prevention

Watch an introductory overview of the comprehensive, integrated, three-tiered (Ci3T) model of prevention by various members of the Ci3T research team. We recommend this short presentation (17 min) be shared with faculty and staff at schools in the process of designing their Ci3T model of prevention. It is also great for those who are looking for general information on how to design, implement, and evaluate a Ci3T model of prevention to address all students’ academic, behavioral, and social needs.
Full-length Ci3T Overview video (17 min)
Shorter Ci3T Overview video (8 min)